Last November we had a discussion on my One Thankful Mom Facebook page about the Instant Pot. The Instant Pot users raved about it and said they use it multiple times each week. They claimed it was fast, easy, and the food was delicious. I figured I’d better do a little research!
The Instant Pot is a 7 in 1 appliance that can be used for all sorts of things, but the big deal is that it is a modern pressure cooker. It’s not like the ones I used to fear, this is computerized, and just about as fancy as you can get.
The Instant Pot went on sale during the Black Friday madness, and quite a few of us bought them. Once again we chatted it up on my Facebook page. Mine arrived, and I was so busy, that it sat in the garage, still in the box, until after the holidays.
I finally unwrapped it, read the manual, and looked through the recipe book, which didn’t seem to have many recipes we would love – turnip cake, yikes. I tried a few simple things, like throwing in frozen chicken breasts and quickly transforming them into tender, ready to be chopped or shredded, cooked chicken in a remarkably short amount of time.
Now I’m beginning to branch out. Thankfully, there are whole websites devoted to pressure cooking and I’m finding recipes my family would like. I’ve begun gathering them on my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Pinterest board. Last week I made Carne Guisada and it was delicious. It is quite satisfying to see my Instant Pot and rice cooker side-by-side on the counter, cooking away. How easy can it get?
I’ve also made steel cut oats, which were fast and delicious; Ebenezer devoured them. In fact, I should get some cooking right now before the kids wake up.
All of you Instant Pot users, please share your tips and recipes! I know that many of us are new to this incredible little appliance and I would love to use mine more. If your recipe or tip can be found online, feel free to leave a link in the comments and I’ll find it.
I’ll gather the information and publish it all in one post. Let’s help each other out!
encourage one another,